You’ve heard the argument: Now that Roe is repealed, who will take all those babies? (Translation: “those babies that should have been aborted”). Then they ask, “will you?”
It’s not just the young that think this way. Raise your hand if you’ve heard this argument waged by a middle-aged or older adult. Yes. That’s what I thought.
It’s a citizenship issue, so let’s talk about it.
First, who are we to decide which innocents should live or die? Seriously. I overhear people assuming that a child from a particular background “doesn’t have a chance” or “grows up to be a criminal.” Such deception! What is sad is that people don’t question it. They just go along with such awful thinking. Here is one response: “who are we to judge that child’s outcome? What would people have said about you or me and our chances of doing well in school, holding a job, being talented, or finding a spouse?” Bet you surprised a few people by doing better than expected. I know I did.
Second, should the federal government offer incentives or even mandate that we all now raise an additional child abandoned to the state that, in their minds, “should have been aborted?” Listen, such thinking is not compassionate at all. It is not Constitutional at all. It is tyrannical. Our government was formed on the premise that all are created equal, not born equal. We have equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. If the government gets involved in regulating the size of your family in one way or another, ask Chynna (misspelling intentional) how that worked for them. One other thing-incentivizing harmful behavior yields more harmful behavior.
Third, nothing is being said about preventing pregnancy by overhauling how American society is taught to think about s*x, love, proper manners, and more. Instead of teaching children to master s*xual positions, how about a return to solid academics that give them a chance in life? How about a return to teaching moral principles in school like giving, receiving, and treating others the way you want to be treated. Consider demanding a new standard in our culture of respecting authority and caring for the elderly. What about a return to teaching homemaking, life skills, the trades, how to run a business, and keep a job?
Our focus is all wrong. We have created a society with everything we thought we wanted, but now we consider having children a “punishment” because we don’t like the society we now have!
The solution is to speak up. Care about where your tax dollars are going and to what people. Support school choice. Volunteer time to our young people.
Let’s return to considering children a blessing to this nation with all of their potential, not judging them as an unwanted punishment before they are even born.
This is Common Sense Civics and Citizenship. 🇺🇸